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Events Calendar

Save the Date - Homegrown Minneapolis Annual Open House
Wednesday, December 3 | 6:00-8:30pm | Cedars Hall, 602 University Avenue NE
More details to follow – stay tuned!

Food Council Meetings

Food Council meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. There is usually a short optional presentation before the meeting.

Wednesday, October 8

4:30 - 4:50 p.m. (optional presentation)
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. (meeting)

Textile Center
3000 University Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 (map)

Wednesday, November 12

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. (meeting)
Open Arms of Minnesota
2500 Bloomington Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55404 (map)

Wednesday, December 10

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. (abbreviated meeting - social time afterwards)
Birchwood Cafe
3311 E 25th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406 (map)


Other Local Food Events

Food Justice Film Night

Friday, September 19 | 7:30-11pm | 2001 Plymouth Avenue North (greenspace next to UROC)

Appetite for Change’s Fresh Corners Initiative and Bully Creative Films are hosting a Food Justice Film Night. This event will feature the critically acclaimed documentary "The Garden," about Los Angeles community residents’ struggle to grow food to feed their families in the face of big business development interests.  Come see this incredible film, enjoy fresh snacks and local veggies, spoken word poetry performances and fun arts activities, and link up with organizations doing food justice work in North Minneapolis. This event is free and open to the public.

Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) Farm to School BBQ

Thursday, Sept. 25 | 5 – 7:30pm | MPS Culinary & Nutrition Center, 812 Plymouth Avenue North

What could be more fun than tasty food, a corn-shucking contest, live farm animals, and hands-on activities for kids? All this and more will be available at MPS Culinary & Nutrition Services’s third annual FREE Farm to School Community BBQ! Students, families, staff and community members will have the chance to enjoy a locally-sourced meal, taste samples made by local chefs, learn about community organizations and meet some of the farmers who grow food for our school meals. Homegrown Minneapolis will have a table at this event.Learn more . Contact Callie to volunteer at the event at

2nd Annual MinneHarvest Festival

Saturday, September 27 | 4-8pm |PRI Cold Climate, 3957 42nd Ave. S., Minneapolis

Stop by the Permaculture Research Institute Cold Climate office (The Farmhouse) in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis for an evening of food, community, square dancing and more! All are welcome!

Growing Power with Will Allen

5th annual Regional Training Weekend presented by Women’s Environmental Institute
Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27 & 28 | 15715 River Road, North Branch, MN 55056

$275 – Register online
Full and Partial Scholarships Available plus Volunteer Opportunities


Collective Courage – Book Discussion with Jessica Gordon Nembhard

Sept. 29, 2014 | 7:00pm | Capri Theater, 2027 West Broadway Ave, Minneapolis

CoMinnesota is extremely excited to announce that we are bringing author Jessica Gordon Nembhard to the Twin Cities to discuss her book, Collective Courage. Collective Courage brings light to the hidden history of black Americans building power through the cooperative model. Professor Gordon Nembhard will speak on the history of black cooperatives, with specific attention to the local history here in Minnesota, at a community discussion at the Capri Theater on September 29. This event is possible thanks to support from our project partner, Nexus Community Partners. Learn more about Collective Courage, buy the book, and see Professor Gordon Nembhard speak here:

PRI Cold Climate - Resiliency Membership Sessions

Wednesdays, October 1 and 8 | 5-7pm | PRI Cold Climate, 3957 42nd Ave. S., Minneapolis

Join PRI Cold Climate as we dive into a permaculture business modeling session focused around PRI's new strategic direction to support YOU in your path to creating a more healthy, resilient, whole future for yourself and your community!  Come with ideas and ready to collaborate. RSVP to 

Introduction to Permaculture

Saturday, October 4 | 9am-1pm | Homestead Gardens of Welch, 14862 264th Street Path, Welch, MN

This course will introduce the basics of permaculture through an examination of Homestead Gardens of Welch, a permaculture designed site with 11 growing seasons of progress to explore. See the emerging living system including zoning, water management, food production, forest gardening, animal integration and more, in action. Come prepared for the weather.

For more information and to register:

Food Day

October 24

Food Access Summit 2014: Organize for Equity

October 28-30, 2014 | Duluth Entertainment Convention Center

The Food Access Summit will highlight efforts that improve access to healthy food for Minnesotans with limited financial resources and launch the Minnesota Food Charter. It will provide social policy tools, training and action-oriented ideas to educate and organize participants to support local, state and national efforts to make the food system equitable for all. Anyone working to improve access to healthy food for underserved populations should attend.  Register here:  More information at or 651-214-2498

Save the Date – Get your Food Licensing Questions Answered!

Thursday, November 6 | 12:30-4pm | Eight videoconferencing locations (listed below)

What kind of a license do you need if you sell eggs, chickens and pork at a farmers’ market? Or if you sell jams and jellies? Or fruits and vegetables? Baked goods? Coffee? Come and get your food licensing questions answered directly from your Health and Agriculture staff. The eight videoconferencing locations are: Bemidji, Duluth, Fergus Falls, Mankato, Marshall, Rochester, St. Cloud, and St. Paul. In addition to learning about the various food licenses that are needed, participants will enjoy a fun hands-on safe food sampling lesson, presented by the University of Minnesota Extension. More details are coming soon! For more information, contact MFMA at or (320) 250-5087.

2014 Urban & Small Farms Conference: "Building a Fair Food Economy to Grow Healthy People"

November 7-9, 2014 | Potawatomi Bingo Casino Hotel, Milwaukee, WI

Conference Registration, Scholarship Applications, Lodging info, etc:

Save the Date – Gardening Matters Community Meal & Gathering

Tuesday, November 11 | 6-8pm | 310 E. 38th Street, Suite 204B, Minneapolis


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Last updated Sep 19, 2014